All entries for November 2010

November 22, 2010

How to reference financial data

Using the Harvard Style a reference for financial data taken from an electronic resource should follow the format of:

Author (Year of publication or the current year for data that is frequently updated) Descriptive title of the data [online]. Available from: URL or name of database [Accessed: date the data was accessed]

Reference list example: Thomson Reuters (2010) FTSE100 daily price index 2005-2010. Available from: Datastream. [Accessed: 18/11/2010]

In-text example: (Thomson Reuters 2010)


November 19, 2010

How to reference market research reports

Using the Harvard Style a reference for a printed market research report should follow the format of:

Author (Year of publication) Report Title. Place of publication: Publisher

Reference list example: Mintel (2009) Food Retailing - UK. London: Mintel

In-text example: (Mintel 2009)


Using the Harvard Style a reference for an electronic market research report should follow the format of:

Author (Year of publication) Report Title [online]. Available from: URL [Accessed: date the report was accessed]

Reference list example: Mintel (2009) Food Retailing - UK [online]. Available from: http://academic.mintel.com [Accessed: 18/11/2010]

In-text example: (Mintel 2009)


November 15, 2010

Database trial: PI Navigator

The library has an extended trial to the company and financial database PI Navigator provided by Perfect Information. This database provides filings data for more than 14 million global companies. It includes annual reports, M&A data, IPO and bond prospectuses, and news announcements.

A database factsheet for PI Navigator showing some basic search tips can be downloaded from this blog post.

Current members of the University of Warwick can access PI Navigator from the Key Electronic Resources for Business page on the library website. The trial ends on 30/06/11.

Download: Database Factsheet: PI Navigator



November 11, 2010

Creating Table of Contents alerts with Zetoc

The following video tutorial shows you how to create Table of Contents alerts using Zetoc Alert.

Table of contents alerts can help you to keep up to date with new research in your field. After setting up an alert you will receive the table of contents for each new journal issue direct to your inbox. Zetoc provides access to the electronic table of contents for nearly 20,000 journals.



November 01, 2010

Access to the Financial Times online

Full text articles from the Financial Times can be accessed via:

  • ABI/Inform Global - browse editions of the Financial Times by searching for FT.com on the 'Publications' tab

  • Factiva - search for articles published in the Financial Times by adding the Financial Times as a Source

For both databases there is a 24 hour embargo on the latest edition.

The databases listed above can be accessed from the Key Electronic Resources for Business page on the library website.


About this blog

This blog is written by Emma Cragg the Academic Support Librarian for Business, Management & Economics.

Information about the purpose and content of this blog can be found in the first post.

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